Appearing on CNN Wednesday, film director Spike Lee said President Donald Trump was acting like NFL 0wners were “plantation owners” when he urged them to fire players protesting police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem.
“When he says—he is really telling the owners—like the owners are the plantation owners and the guys playing in the league, they’re on the plantation. You can’t say anything, Lee said. “And so, the thing’s really escalated. And then I get back to it, when you talk about somebody’s mother, that’s a no-no. And he has not apologized at all, so.”
The film director added:
“Did he talk about the mother of the neo-Nazi, the alt-right, the KKK, those guys, crazy people in Charleston?”
Watch the video below (Lee’s mention of “Plantation owners” comes at the 5 min mark):